DEPORTATION -- Alone in a Crowd
Some of the figures in the rail car appear frightened and uncomfortable; yet others appear proud. Their yellow stars were all the same size-- they were equals in the eyes of their Nazi tormentors-- ”Jews!” All crowded together, no physical space and yet they were alone with their thoughts and fears. ...”Alone in a crowd.”
When I created the car I decided not to add hardware or locks on the doors. The Germans closed the doors, but the rest of the world had keys and not one country or world leader tried to open them.
Acrylic on canvas: 40” x 30”